This is the plan . . . . . . .
Easter Friday fly to Lisbon with bike. Meet up with some mates who are mountain biking around Sintra (v near Lisbon). Stay a couple of nights then say "hasta luego" and pedal back home. Its a straight line across Portugal and Spain, about 1000k and should take 8 days.
Only one problem - I haven't got a road bike! - but am busy building one :-)